What to expect at the 2019 SALA Festival

For the month of August, metro and regional destinations will host special events for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, which in its 22nd year celebrates creativity at all stages of practice and the galleries that complement this rich arts-ecology. 2019’s ‘featured artist’ is Louise Haselton who will present a show at Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, adding to the statewide diversity of exhibitions which will take place in tattoo studios, wineries, local commercial and institutional galleries, schools and cafes, as well as street art.

SALA 2018, closing party, published Arthouse, August 31. Photograph: Sam Roberts. Courtesy the artist and South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, South Australia

While represented artists are on view, we also have the opportunity to see the next wave of talent, with work from emerging artists, brought together by early-career curators, Chiranjika Grasby, Christina Massolino, and Jack McBride at the Adelaide Town Hall. Go further afield to indulge in the ‘Barossan Wine and Art Tour’, a charter taking place on 17 August, or take a walking tour with producer, curator and writer Julianne Pierce for ‘Activism and Art’ on 24 August, the same day Hossein Valamanesh, Angela Valamanesh and Haselton, will give artist talks at ACE Open from 1.30pm, JamFactory 2.30pm and Samstag Museum Museum of Art 3.30pm, respectively. In addition, there will be children’s activities, more guided tours and the opportunity to engage with some left-of-centre artist residencies hosted by the Glenside Regional & Remote Inpatient Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI.

Visit the website to learn more about the program.